Political and economic analysts have said that President Mnangagwa’s Vision 2030 of achieving an Upper Middle Income Economy status is achievable judging with a number of developmental projects currently being undertaken across the country.
Analysts who spoke to this publication said Zimbabweans should join hands and stop unnecessary political bickering that are detrimental to national development.
“Vision 2030 is achievable. Vision 2030 is within striking range. Making Zimbabwe a middle income country by year 2030 is doable. Together as one, we will move mountains. Brick by brick, the reconstruction of Zimbabwe is work in progress,” said lawyer and political analyst Obert Gutu.
Gutu’s sentiments were echoed by president of Labour, Economists and African Democrats (LEAD), Linda Masarira, who said that the projects that were being undertaken by the New Dispensation pointed to the achievement of Vision 2030.
“Zimbabwe is rising. We are stepping in the right direction in all aspects of our economy. With various projects that are being implemented across the country, Zimbabwe is destined for greater heights,” said Masarira.
Political analyst Tashinga Chabayanzara said Vision 2030 was achievable. However, he implored every citizen of Zimbabwe to put off the political jackets and participate in the development of the nation.
“An Upper Middle Economy status can be achieved even before 2030. However, it needs all Zimbabweans to put off their political jackets and participate in various developmental projects. This scenario of them against us should stop as it is detrimental to national development,” said Chabayanzara.
Another analyst Miriam Mlambo said Government had created a conducive environment for businesses to flourish and this will make Vision 2030 attainable.
She added that the “Zimbabwe is Open for Business” mantra, the ease of doing business that was being implemented by the Government as well as financial reforms being undertaken by the Central bank showed that the country was poised for an Upper Middle Income Economy status by 2030.
According to the World Bank, a middle income economy is one with a gross national income ranging between US$1 005 and US$12 235 per capita. Currently, the World Bank classifies Zimbabwe as a low income economy.
President Mnangagwa has reiterated on various platforms that his Government will leave no stone unturned in its quest to make Vision 2030 a success.